Veeam Partners with Microsoft and VMware to Enable Next-Generation Cloud Services

Tight integration with Microsoft Azure and VMware vCloud Air allows partners to extend business models and offer availability in the cloud

Baar, Switzerland: October 15, 2014: Veeam® Software, the innovative provider of solutions that deliver Availability for the Modern Data Center™, today announced that it is collaborating with Microsoft and VMware to help partners extend their availability offerings to the cloud. Specifically, Veeam is working closely with both Microsoft and VMware to ensure that Veeam Cloud Providers (VCPs) will be able to seamlessly deploy Veeam Cloud Connect in Microsoft Azure and VMware vCloud Air.

As the largest subsegment of the storage management software market, the backup/recovery software market grew 6.8% in 2013 to $4.7 billion, which was slower when compared with 2012's growth of 8.1%. The growth was, in part, a result of the demand for integrated solutions for cloud-enabled backup/recovery and the increased need for information management. As businesses look to extend their operations into the cloud—public or hybrid—data protection is an ideal candidate. Through its close partnerships with Microsoft and VMware, Veeam continues to lead the market in delivering a robust solution to meet customer needs.

“Across the globe, customers and resellers alike are looking to the cloud to grow their businesses,” commented Ratmir Timashev, president and CEO of Veeam. “Placing critical assets outside your ‘walls’ is a leap of faith, but with Microsoft Azure and VMware vCloud Air, resellers and service providers have two offerings that help them take the cost, complexity and concern out of data center design and deployment. Veeam has long-standing partnerships with both Microsoft and VMware, and our teams are tightly integrated to ensure that together, we are able to provision the Always-On Business™.”

Veeam recommends that IT organizations follow the 3-2-1 rule: Three copies of data on two different kinds of media, one of which is off site. Veeam enables IT to satisfy the offsite requirement without having to invest in offsite infrastructure or management, since cloud resources are available on demand. 

As part of its commitment to deliver robust cloud-based availability, Veeam recently announced Veeam Cloud Provider (VCP) partners that will provide support for cloud backup with Veeam Cloud Connect on the first day of Veeam Availability Suite™ v8 general availability, eliminating the need for customers to deploy costly off-premises infrastructure.

Integration of Veeam Cloud Connect with Azure and vCloud Air will be of particular interest to existing and new members of the Veeam ProPartner network who want to become service providers and offer availability in the cloud, without investing in their own cloud infrastructure. 

Veeam Cloud Connect, part of the new Veeam Availability Suite v8, gives Veeam customers a fully integrated, secure and efficient means to move backups to an offsite backup repository managed by the service provider of their choice; thus avoiding the upfront capital investment of their own offsite infrastructure. Service providers get a simple, powerful platform to deliver fast and secure backup to the cloud for over 111,500 Veeam customers. In fact, Veeam Cloud Connect is so simple to set up that any Veeam ProPartner can become a service provider and offer offsite backup services to customers in less than 10 minutes using the service provider’s own cloud infrastructure or VMware vCloud Air or Microsoft Azure.

For more information, please visit http://www.veeam.com.

About Veeam Software

Veeam® provides Availability for the Modern Data Center™ by leveraging virtualization, storage, and cloud technologies to deliver recovery time and point objectives (RTPO™) of less than 15 minutes for all data and applications. Veeam’s solutions enable the Always-On Business™ with high-speed recovery, data loss avoidance, verified protection, leveraged data and complete visibility.  Veeam Backup & Replication™ leverages technologies that enable the modern data center, including VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V, NetApp storage, and HP 3PAR StoreServ and StoreVirtual Storage, to help organizations meet RTPOs, save time, mitigate risks, and dramatically reduce capital and operational costs. Veeam Availability Suite™ provides all of the benefits and features of Veeam Backup & Replication along with advanced monitoring, reporting and capacity planning for the backup infrastructure. Veeam Management Pack™ for System Center is the most comprehensive, intuitive and intelligent extension for app-to-metal management of Hyper-V and vSphere infrastructures, and includes monitoring and reporting for Veeam Backup & Replication. The Veeam Cloud Provider (VCP) program offers flexible monthly and perpetual licensing to meet the needs of hosting, managed service and cloud service providers. The VCP program currently includes more than 5,000 service provider partners worldwide.

Founded in 2006, Veeam currently has 25,000 ProPartners and more than 111,500 customers worldwide. Veeam’s global headquarters are located in Baar, Switzerland, and the company has offices throughout the world.

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